Implant Restorations

 Implant therapy is the current state of the art for replacing missing teeth, whether it be a single tooth, multiple teeth or all of the teeth in an arch or entire mouth.  Some cases can be quite simple and others very complex. Careful planning is required in any case and often cooperation between different dental specialists is necessary. The primary reason implants are better than heroic efforts at salvaging failing teeth or replacing missing ones is that they stand alone. That means they don’t depend on adjacent teeth to hold the false tooth or teeth in place. They don’t decay and they don’t require root canal treatment. And because they stand alone we don’t have to cut down perfectly good teeth to put them in. They are not without potential problems though and that is where careful planning, knowledge and experience come in to play. Implant therapy has been one of the most rapidly changing fields of dentistry over the last three decades. A discussion between the dentist and the patient needs to take place so that all of the benefits, risks and alternatives can be explained. What is best for one individual may not be for the next. Dr Gold has restored hundreds of implant cases for over thirty years. Following are several examples of different uses for dental implants.

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Implant Restorations: Case 1

Implant restorations are the ” state of the art ” for replacing missing teeth. While they are not best suited to every situation they very often offer the most predictable, long-term option for replacing everything from individual teeth to the entire dentition. Implants can be used to hold in individual crowns, bridges or removable dentures. These restorations require less maintenance and are much less likely to fail than bridges that are supported by natural teeth. A close working relationship is necessary between the implant surgeon and the dentist making the restorations for the best possible results and careful planning is required. This case illustrates implant restorations that replace only three teeth. The remainder of this gentleman’s teeth were either severely worn, decayed or had old, broken down crowns and bridges in need of replacement.

Patient Profile

REASON FOR TREATMENT

This patient lost three teeth because one of them fractured and others were periodontally compromised. He was also seeking some cosmetic changes and wanted to stop the downward spiral of his oral health.

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Implant Restorations: Case 1

Implant restorations are the ” state of the art ” for replacing missing teeth. While they are not best suited to every situation they very often offer the most predictable, long-term option for replacing everything from individual teeth to the entire dentition. Implants can be used to hold in individual crowns, bridges or removable dentures. These restorations require less maintenance and are much less likely to fail than bridges that are supported by natural teeth. A close working relationship is necessary between the implant surgeon and the dentist making the restorations for the best possible results and careful planning is required. This case illustrates implant restorations that replace only three teeth. The remainder of this gentleman’s teeth were either severely worn, decayed or had old, broken down crowns and bridges in need of replacement.

Patient Profile

REASON FOR TREATMENT

This patient lost three teeth because one of them fractured and others were periodontally compromised. He was also seeking some cosmetic changes and wanted to stop the downward spiral of his oral health.

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After

After

Implant Restorations: Case 1

Implant restorations are the ” state of the art ” for replacing missing teeth. While they are not best suited to every situation they very often offer the most predictable, long-term option for replacing everything from individual teeth to the entire dentition. Implants can be used to hold in individual crowns, bridges or removable dentures. These restorations require less maintenance and are much less likely to fail than bridges that are supported by natural teeth. A close working relationship is necessary between the implant surgeon and the dentist making the restorations for the best possible results and careful planning is required. This case illustrates implant restorations that replace only three teeth. The remainder of this gentleman’s teeth were either severely worn, decayed or had old, broken down crowns and bridges in need of replacement.

Patient Profile

REASON FOR TREATMENT

This patient lost three teeth because one of them fractured and others were periodontally compromised. He was also seeking some cosmetic changes and wanted to stop the downward spiral of his oral health.

Before

Before

After

After

Implant Restorations: Case 1

Implant restorations are the ” state of the art ” for replacing missing teeth. While they are not best suited to every situation they very often offer the most predictable, long-term option for replacing everything from individual teeth to the entire dentition. Implants can be used to hold in individual crowns, bridges or removable dentures. These restorations require less maintenance and are much less likely to fail than bridges that are supported by natural teeth. A close working relationship is necessary between the implant surgeon and the dentist making the restorations for the best possible results and careful planning is required. This case illustrates implant restorations that replace only three teeth. The remainder of this gentleman’s teeth were either severely worn, decayed or had old, broken down crowns and bridges in need of replacement.

Patient Profile

REASON FOR TREATMENT

This patient lost three teeth because one of them fractured and others were periodontally compromised. He was also seeking some cosmetic changes and wanted to stop the downward spiral of his oral health.

Before

Before

After

After

Implant Restorations: Case 1

Implant restorations are the ” state of the art ” for replacing missing teeth. While they are not best suited to every situation they very often offer the most predictable, long-term option for replacing everything from individual teeth to the entire dentition. Implants can be used to hold in individual crowns, bridges or removable dentures. These restorations require less maintenance and are much less likely to fail than bridges that are supported by natural teeth. A close working relationship is necessary between the implant surgeon and the dentist making the restorations for the best possible results and careful planning is required. This case illustrates implant restorations that replace only three teeth. The remainder of this gentleman’s teeth were either severely worn, decayed or had old, broken down crowns and bridges in need of replacement.

Patient Profile

REASON FOR TREATMENT

This patient lost three teeth because one of them fractured and others were periodontally compromised. He was also seeking some cosmetic changes and wanted to stop the downward spiral of his oral health.

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